Climate Adaptive Flood Defences

Can levees be made more resilient to changing environmental conditions?

This is the main research question within this thematic area. Levee stress tests, such as overflow, wave overtopping and breach growth experiments will be performed, in order to assess the actual strength and resilience of the levee under varying conditions. In the preparation and execution phase, a variety of data need to be collected, which will be analysed to validate models and derive conclusions. Activities of this thematic area are classified in three main topics:

  • In situ destructive levee tests,
  • Guidance on levee assessing, design and maintenance,
  • Validation of innovative solutions, tools and services.